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a lot of people watching online. will "game of thrones" be leaked? we'll talk about that this morning. good morning, america. also, a lot of major news out of the white house this morning. you know, despite previous denials it turns out that president trump himself orchestrated that first misleading response to don junior's campaign meeting with the russians and, of course, we have the white house shakeup. communications director anthony scaramucci out even though he never actually officially started the job. >> that's true, out after 11 days. that's a photo taken by "the daily mail" of scaramucci dining at the trump hotel in d.c. last night just hours after being forced out as the new chief of staff. retired general john kelly takes over. >> that's the latest in a string of shake-ups. look at the turnover.
the national security adviser, fbi director, press secretary, chief of staff, two communications directors have either been fired or forced out in just the first six months. >> our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has more on scaramucci's exit and that new report about the role president trump played after his son don junior's meeting with the russian lawyer. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, robin. good morning to you. you know, the president took to twitter to say there is no chaos inside his white house, but then came the ouster of his communications director as you guys just said after only 11 days on the job. now this new bombshell about russia. overnight, that infamous trump tower meeting between donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer at the center of yet another bombshell. abc news confirming president trump personally dictated a statement released from his son to the media claiming that pre-election meeting with don junior, jared kushner and former campaign chairman paul manafort was primarily about russian adoptions and was not a campaign issue at the time. that statement later shown to be misleading with don junior ultimately admitting it actually
was a campaign-related meeting and that he agreed to see the lawyer after being promised dirt on hillary clinton. according to "the washington post," the president was on air force one returning from last month's g20 summit in germany. some in his circle wanted the statement to be truthful but the president ignored that. advisers fearing his intervention could place the president and his team in legal jeopardy. last month the president's legal team denying his involvement. >> the president didn't sign off on anything. the president wasn't involved in that. >> reporter: and this morning, the president's lawyer denouncing "the washington post" report telling abc news, apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate and not pertinent. this after the president declared his white house chaos-free on the very day his communications director was forced out after just 11 days on the job, anthony scaramucci's
abrupt departure coming just hours after the swearing in of the new white house chief of staff john kelly. >> he will do a spectacular job. i have no doubt. >> reporter: tasked with delivering the white house message scaramucci, known simply as the mooch, went off message in that crude tirade in "the new yorker." some parts so profane we can't even describe what he said on tv. the white house says the president was none too happy about it. >> the president certainly felt that anthony's comments were inappropriate for a person in that position. >> reporter: comments like threatening to fire staffers over leaks, using expletives to attack chief strategist steve bannon and carrying out a vendetta against former chief of staff reince priebus who he called a 'paranoid schizophrenic.' his ouster also fueled by that bold declaration in his first briefing. >> he did, you know, give me the orders today that i'm in charge and i report directly to him.
>> reporter: the white house now issuing a stunning shift in the chain of command. everyone, including the president's own daughter and son-in-law, now report to the chief of staff. and white house sources tell us that the decision to force out anthony scaramucci largely fell to john kelly. really it came down to that crude interview in "the new yorker." kelly, a retired four-star general, wants to bring discipline to this west wing, george, and this seems like it was his first order of business. >> first day, okay, cecilia, thanks very much. let's talk more with cokie roberts and john avlon, writer at "the daily beast." john, on this russia story it seems like you get the truth only after a string of lies and denials. >> that is the pattern, unfortunately, and what's significant about this story is it shows the president is willing to micromanage the russia investigation response and he's also willing apparently to directly mislead the american people. with statements that were proven to be false, whatever the president's lawyer said is proven not to be accurate, so it's very stunning and it shows a degree of direct presidential involvement which itself is news and could very much interest the investigation.
>> beyond that, george -- >> and, cokie, let me bring this to you right now. cokie, it's not a crime to lie to the press by any means but this does bolster the case of obstruction of justice showing the president being part potentially of a cover-up. >> absolutely, it gives robert mueller lots of fuel for his fire. but it also shows you that the president simply doesn't listen to anybody. and it's one thing for him to sort of go off with the boy scouts and talk about, you know, lewd things, and another thing for him to talk to the cops about police brutality and tweet all kinds of stuff in the morning, but for him to not listen to his lawyers who are telling him that this is a big mistake shows you that he's not willing to listen in any kind of situation. so, does that mean he's not willing to listen to his generals? does it mean he's not willing to listen to people who know what they're talking about in terms of washington legislation? i think the answer to that is yes.
>> and we'll find out how much he'll listen to general john kelly, his new chief of staff. on day one apparently he did listen and general john kelly demanding that scaramucci had to go. >> this had apparently been a condition of kelly's hiring. he had been asked by trump in the past but said, look, if this is going to happen i'll have to have real authority over the white house and that's what's been lacking. that was the problem with reince priebus, too many people reporting directly to the president, including scaramucci, and so it's significant that when the marine comes in he kicked out the mooch, he's trying to impose a degree of discipline and i think bring personal decency to the office. things that the administration really needs and he's known for so it could be the last best chance for a reset in the west wing. >> that's the situation right now, cokie. but we also saw that report yesterday, i think it was by cnn, that apparently general kelly was angered by the firing of james comey and i wonder if the president might be buying potential trouble down the road. he's brought in someone who he can't really fire. >> well, he really can't and it does help to bring a grown-up into the white house as we saw
with leon panetta and the clinton administration but the person in charge is donald trump. and there's not going to be anybody in the end who can stand up to him and say we have to do it this way, mr. president. that might last for a week or two, but it's not going to last for the duration of this first administration. >> we shall see. cokie roberts, john avlon, thanks very much. robin. we move on now to breaking news about the crisis in venezuela. two opposition leaders taken in the middle of the night as the u.s. imposes new sanctions. our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is following these latest developments. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is truly an ominous turn following the disputed election that gave president maduro nearly unlimited powers and an election that the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. called a sham. take a look at this, overnight surveillance video which appears to show those two opposition leaders, one of them who went to college here in the u.s., being
forcibly removed from their homes. state security agents hauling one man away in his pajamas as a woman is heard screaming for help from neighbors. both men have been highly critical of maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution which has sparked protests blamed for more than 120 deaths, robin. >> and the trump administration just announced new financial sanctions against venezuela and its president. >> reporter: they have, but maduro remains defiant calling president trump an emperor and saying he will not be intimidated. here at home, there are concerns this crisis could lead to a spike in gas prices. one economist says prices could rise 30 cents per gallon if the u.s. bans venezuelan oil, robin. >> all right, martha, thank you. >> that big step has not been taken yet. we're going to move on now to tropical storm emily. it hit florida's gulf coast with heavy rain and winds, and the governor declared a state of emergency. thousands have lost power. even though it's been downgraded
to a depression, florida still feeling its effects this morning. abc's gio benitez is on the scene in miami. gio, good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. emily is now offshore, but it came in fast and furious dumping up to 8 inches of rain across the state. tropical storm emily suddenly forming off the gulf coast monday, kicking off the week with a washout. creating a nightmare on the roads, slick conditions sending this tractor-trailer over a guardrail in tampa. dangling over a highway overpass. strong winds blowing up to 45 miles per hour forcing officials to shut down the sunshine skyway bridge. in ft. myers, the heavy rains ripping the roof from this hotel. the coast guard swiftly rescuing these two brothers hanging on to a navigation light after their fishing boat's engine died and hit the structure while sinking in the tampa bay. >> it's imperative that every mariner boater check their weather forecast before getting out there.
>> reporter: nearly 18,000 homes and businesses without power. now the governor declaring a state of emergency across 31 counties. and right now, florida officials are warning about rip currents along much of florida's eastern coast all the way up to georgia. robin. >> all right, gio. we'll talk about that with more on emily's track and where we'll see those dangerous rip currents that gio just referred to, let's go to ginger. good morning, ginger. >> hey, good morning to you. let's start right here where you can see a little spin left of depression emily so you can see it off the coast there, just east of the center of the east coast. now, what i want to tell you is about those rip currents. we not only have advisories in place from vero beach, but right through daytona ,if you're cocoa -- if you have plans to be at the beach up to jacksonville and the southern tip of georgia, rip currents are possible. as it heads out to sea it stays that way but should leave a few more inches of rain especially in southwest florida that already got hit so hard. coming up, portland, oregon, has potential to hit an all-time
record high, george. i will tell you about that in just a couple of minutes. okay, right now we're going to turn to a mid-flight air scare. when an overheated mobile phone battery sparked a fire on a flight with more than 200 people on board, crews quickly worked to extinguish the blaze, and abc's adrienne bankert has the story, good morning, adrienne. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. it's deja vu on board a plane, another cell phone or cell phone battery catching fire. it comes at a time of heightened security at airports nationwide and it's a sobering reminder of what not to put in your luggage. this morning, investigators sorting through how a lithium battery pack or mobile phone caught fire inside an overhead bin on a packed international flight. the crew noticing smoke shortly after meal service on board a sri lankan airlines jet extinguishing the fire. >> there's no single safety standard manufacturing standard for lithium ion batteries. they could be made anywhere by anyone and you never know what you're going to get. the cheaper they are, the less
well built they are and the higher the risk of fire. >> reporter: the faa recently conducting new tests on lithium ion batteries which can smoke and explode like this. so far this year the faa has reported at least 18 incidents involving lithium ion batteries on airlines or in airports. lithium ion batteries power most of our personal electronics. >> you're getting more and more lithium ion batteries being carried on airplanes because people's personal devices need to be powered by these small batteries that hold a good charge. >> reporter: it was a lithium ion battery in a charger spewing smoke that forced this jetblue plane to make an emergency landing in may. >> was it from a passenger or from a part of the airplane? >> no, this is a battery fire from a laptop. >> reporter: and you know what, the faa is saying never, ever put any electronics, phone, laptops in your checked bags. always keep them with you or put them in a carry-on bag and power those devices down. in the event there is a fire it would happen in cabin and the
crew would have time to put it out. robin. >> good advice there. all right, adrienne, thank you. we're going to turn now to what could be decision day in the trial making national headlines. a former drug executive's fate is now in the hands of the jury as he faces several counts of fraud. abc's linsey davis is here with those details. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. after about a month of testimony, the jury is now heading into day two of deliberations, tasked with deciding the fate of martin shkreli, the man some have called the most hated man in america. while awaiting a verdict in his federal securities fraud trial, martin shkreli, the infamously outspoken pharmaceutical ceo, is still unapologetic and speaking his mind on social media. he had this to say in a live stream on thursday. >> the trial is over tomorrow. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: in our phone interview with shkreli back in 2015, he shrugged off the notion that there was any validity to the harsh criticism of him after he notoriously raised the price of an hiv and cancer drug by 5,000%.
>> there was a lot of vitriol out there targeting you, one of the headlines even saying that you were the most hated man in america. >> i'm not a greedy person. i care about patients. i spend most of my time reading about medical research. >> reporter: the 34-year-old now faces up to 20 years in prison for unrelated charges of securities fraud and conspiracy if convicted. prosecutors claim shkreli ran his former companies, two hedge funds and a pharmaceutical company, like a ponzi scheme alleging that after he lost millions of investor money, he then looted a second pharmaceutical company to pay those investors back. but the defense trying to present shkreli as a visionary countered that there were no victims, that in the end no one lost any money. much to his lawyer's dismay, since his arrest in 2015, shkreli has continued to respond to his critics on social media. >> i don't really care about people hating me. >> reporter: while shkreli faces
up to 20 years in prison, he would likely receive far less time under sentencing guidelines but it appears he still has his sense of humor referencing the latest white house shake-up he posted on facebook that he is in for comms director. >> wow, he is shameless. >> stranger things have happened though, right? but he is a big trump supporter as well, taking this all in stride. >> i don't think stranger things have happened. >> not yet. >> thanks very much. we're going to turn now to the search for two missing hikers. a young couple who were trekking at the joshua tree national park in california, searchers scouring the area. abc's jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, search and rescue teams looking for a missing couple who vanished at joshua knee national park in california. >> as far as resources we've thrown everything we can to find these two young people. >> reporter: park officials say 20-year-old rachel nguyen and 21-year-old joseph orbeso went hiking last thursday, disappearing early friday morning. both were expected to check out
of their hotel on friday, their belongings all left behind in their room. >> we have no idea what their intentions were, what their plans were, how long they were going to be here. >> reporter: their vehicle, a burgundy lexus, recovered near the park's west entrance in an area known as the maze loop. friday afternoon. trackers believed the two were headed north into a canyon before they vanished. volunteers and rescuers searching in the extreme heat, triple-digit temperatures and rugged terrain. >> it's been really rough out there. the searchers are going through a lot of water. >> reporter: this morning, park rangers say there's no reason to suspect foul play. their families say the pair are experienced hikers and planned the trip to celebrate nguyen's birthday. today would make five days in the desert. not a very friendly place this time of year. temperatures expected to reach 110. robin. >> oh, my goodness, all right, jim, thank you. we're going to go to ginger for fires in the west and record
heat also in the forecast, ginger. >> yeah, 50 large wildfires burning in the west, robin. we start with the pictures out of lake elsinore, california. this is riverside county, just south of riverside. 200 acres, 10% contained. in a fire just south of there, nine firefighters were treated for heat-related illness. we'll see more of that all the fire just south of there, nine firefighters were treated for heat-related illness. we'll see more of that all the way up to seattle this week. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings."
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thanks for joining us. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." a south bay man faces accusations of trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl. contra costa county prosecutors claim jose francisco toledo of morgan hill asked a teenage girl to send nude photos of herself. that girl turned out to be an undercover officer. a task force arrested toledo last week. our media partner, "the east bay times" reports that he went to a park along the martynas/pleasant hill border in order to meet with her. let's get to alexis smith with traffic now. hey, alexis. >> hey, good morning. we have a new problem in the east bay in the richmond area. westbound 80, hearing about a disabled vehicle at barrett avenue. that is blocking the second lane in from the left, so the left-center lane. and yeah, that is quickly stacking up towards highway 4. plan on some delays there. and then a quick check outside, a lot of sunshine breaking through now at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is a spare the air day, so don't forget, mass transit or carpooling the way to go.
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boy, do you remember that moment back in 2003. that was cubs fan steve bartman interfering with a foul ball. that was during the 2003 playoffs. a lot of people think that cost the cubs a chance to go to the world series back then, but now that they have finally broken the curse they are extending an olive branch to bartman. we're going to have all the details coming up on our big board. >> lovely story. also right now -- not what he did but the fact that he finally has the ring. the white house is facing another shake-up. the search is on for a new communications director after anthony scaramucci was forced out on monday as a new chief of staff retired general john kelly takes over. looks like the summer olympics coming back to america. los angeles has struck a preliminary deal to host the 2028 games. the agreement will be finalized in september. as you know, l.a. hosted the olympics twice before, 1932 and again in '84. >> it would be nice to have a third time. we begin with that battle over a new princess diana
documentary. it includes secret tapes never shown in britain. princess diana's friends and family trying to block the broadcast. abc's deborah roberts is here with the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george, this film is causing quite an uproar because it reveals private conversations, and 20 years after her death hounded by the paparazzi, some are seeing it as yet another cruel betrayal of a vulnerable princess. just six days before the debut of the british channel 4 documentary "diana: in her own words," friends of the late princess speaking out against its release saying the personal tapes in the film are a betrayal of diana's privacy. the footage seen here in the trailer include sessions diana had with her voice coach peter settelen in 1992. the recordings meant for diana to watch and work on her public speaking are more like therapy sessions of her private thoughts. >> i should never have -- >> she went to the queen explaining all the trouble she had with her husband and the queen just shrugged her shoulders and basically told her
to get on with it. >> reporter: when the tapes were first unearthed after diana's death, her brother charles spencer claimed that they belonged to the family. but after a long legal dispute they were returned to settelen in 2004. that same year excerpts were aired in the states but never shown in the uk. settelen's attorney defending the release of the tapes on monday to the bbc. >> fact is that after diana's death, the claim to privacy actually failed because the police looked at them, the spencer family looked at them presumably, and so what was private to diana was actually lost in the process. >> reporter: the tapes putting a spotlight on the cracks in diana's marriage to prince charles. the princess even pointing to this moment from their engagement interview she called traumatizing. >> i'm amazed that she's been brave enough to take me on. >> and, i suppose, in love. >> of course. >> whatever in love means. >> i was brought up in a sense
that when you got engaged, you loved them. >> reporter: channel 4 telling abc news the subjects in the film are a matter of public record and provide a unique insight into the preparations diana undertook to gain a public voice and tell her own personal story. of course, the question being did she want to tell that personal story? prince william and harry just released their own tribute to their mom in a documentary last week saying that this would be the last time that they commented on their mother. and, guys, of course, kensington place, no comment on these tapes. >> expect that. >> again, these are clips we have seen here in the u.s. but they had not seen there. >> so, it's nothing new. everybody's seen it so once again, you wonder why, why at this point. >> right, good point there, deb. thank you. now to that new developments in that father/daughter murder trial so many are following. the jury seeing new evidence as the pair faces charges for killing the daughter's husband. they say it was self-defense. abc's linzie janis has the latest details on the case. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning,
robin. prosecutors say tom martens, a veteran of the fbi, and his daughter molly committed a heinous crime beating her irish husband jason corbett to death, but the father and daughter say he was the aggressor and they were fighting for their lives. >> he's bleeding all over and i may have killed him. >> reporter: former fbi agent tom martens making this call to 911 in the early hours of august 2nd, 2015, from the north carolina home of his daughter molly and son-in-law jason corbett. >> my daughter's husband, my son-in-law, got in a fight with my daughter. i intervened and i think he's in bad shape. >> reporter: this morning, 67-year-old martens and his 33-year-old daughter molly on trial for second degree murder. defense attorneys describing what they call a fight for survival between mr. martens and his 39-year-old son-in-law. >> what happened? >> i hit him in the head with a baseball bat. he was choking my daughter. he said i'm going to kill her.
>> reporter: but prosecutors calling it a brutal murder, on monday showing jurors the recovered baseball bat as well as a blood-stained paving stone they say molly used to hit her husband. a medical examiner saying corbett was hit 12 times. the cause of death, blunt force trauma. investigators earlier testifying that molly and her father sustained no injuries, but the defense cross-examining a crime scene investigator, alleging he failed to collect or notice evidence including an alleged mark on molly's neck, hair under jason corbett's fingernails and blood on the bottom of his feet, all allegedly pointing to a struggle. molly martens first met corbett in his native ireland in 2008 where she went to be the nanny of his two young children after their biological mother died. three years later, molly and jason marrying and moving to this upscale north carolina neighborhood. after his death, molly fighting for custody of the children she
says called her mom, giving this emotional radio interview after their guardianship was given to jason's sister in ireland. >> i just need them to know that although we haven't gotten to see one another or even speak to one another, that i will never stop thinking about them and loving them. >> reporter: well, there will be more testimony today. court is adjourned tomorrow which happens to be the second anniversary of jason corbett's death and it's expected to last till the end of week and we may get testimony from jason corbett's sister and tom martens himself. >> we think of those children as well. >> sad. >> it is. coming up the massive breach at hbo. will hackers leak "game of thrones?" you're not taking these. hey, hey, hey! you're not taking those. whoa, whoa! you're not taking that. come with me. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. mom, i'm taking the subaru.
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back now with that attack on hbo, hackers claim to have stolen episodes of several hit shows, including "game of thrones." hbo confirms the cyberattack. chris connelly in l.a. with the story. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, george. on "game of thrones" winter is here but the chill is understandably being felt over at hbo. in the wake of reports that the network's content, including upcoming episodes and scripts, might have been stolen, and may be ready to appear online. >> to be honest, i was drunk for most of it. >> reporter: now, hbo and its megahit "game of thrones" fighting a very different war. hbo's boss saying monday that the network is battling a cyber incident, a data breach that
"e.w." reported threatens to put written materials from next week's "game of thrones" episode, possibly the script, on the internet for all to see. >> with children playing a game screaming that the rules aren't fair. >> reporter: foul is fair to these cyber pirates who over the weekend tried to shake their booty at the media. >> a couple of reporters received this e-mail from an anonymous hacker saying that they have hacked into hbo and gathered 1.5 terabytes of data. >> reporter: the e-mail reading in part, the greatest leak of cyberspace era is happening. it's hbo and "game of thrones." you are lucky to be the first pioneers to witness and download the leak. enjoy it and spread the words. >> she was mine and you took her from me. why did you do that? >> reporter: hbo confirming to abc news they are working with law enforcement. in a memo to employees, hbo head richard plepler calling the breach disrupting, unsettling, and disturbing. >> so many men have tried to kill me.
i don't remember all their names. >> reporter: the thieves are alleged to have leaked future episodes of "ballers" and "room 104" but when it comes to "game of thrones" the stakes couldn't be higher. hbo saw its prized franchise's seventh season kickoff reap 16.4 million viewers. placing it at a dead heat with "the walking dead" and that seat on the cable throne is not likely to be disrupted by fans checking out illegally hacked info. >> i trust the eyes of an honest man more than i trust what everybody knows. >> reporter: you know, part of the "game of thrones" fun is following along on social media. more than 2 million tweets are sent every time a new episode appears. and i think 50% of those are, no, he didn't! seems like if you -- it seems like if you watched a pirated episode days earlier you'll miss that second screen party, guys. >> but aren't we finding out some of these secrets from previous seasons? isn't it finally starting to make sense now? >> i think there's a lot of that
going on and i also think there is a real anti-spoiler thing going on. i think people don't want to know what's going to happen in a major way. they want to be surprised every sunday. >> yeah. >> then don't look. >> don't look. thank you, chris. i love your chuckle. thanks a lot, chris connelly. coming up on our big board, redemption. what the cubs are now doing for that infamous fan who ruined that crucial play. right there. wow. wow. crohn's disease. you're more than just a bathroom disease. you're a life of unpredictable symptoms. crohn's, you've tried to own us. but now it's our turn to take control with stelara® stelara® works differently for adults with moderately to severely active crohn's disease. studies showed relief and remission, with dosing every 8 weeks. stelara® may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections and cancer. some serious infections require hospitalization. before treatment, get tested for tuberculosis. before or during treatment, always tell your doctor if you think you have an infection or have flu-like
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back now with the big board and that redemption for an infamous chicago cubs fan, steve bartman, who was blamed for the team's 2003 playoff loss, some say meltdown. it was such a notorious incident in baseball history. >> you remember that moment. he interfered with a foul ball and got pounded from other cubs fans but the cubs making it up to him with a world series ring. t.j. here to tell us how it happened. >> george, pounded might be putting it lightly. the curse is over. went 108 years but a lot of cubs fans say it went longer than it should. they blame him for the last 13 years of the curse because what if he just stayed out of the way in 2003 what might have been? he was harassed. he got death threats. wasn't just about jokes but now with this ring, are we all finally ready to move on? one of the most infamous fan interferences in sports history. >> and leaping up, he cannot make the play. >> and moises is unhappy with
the fans. >> reporter: the chicago cubs were just one inning away to going to the 2003 world series when fan steve bartman reached out for this foul ball knocking it away from the cubs outfielder, moises alou, opening the door for the marlins to come back, claim victory and keep the then-cursed cubs from going to the world series. >> if a fan gets his hand out of the way moises makes the catch. >> reporter: bartman was vilified by cubs fans. >> you [mute] idiot! >> reporter: he was vilified and has stayed out of the public eye since that fateful night. >> how can a fan not realithat sense to back off from tha8-yea- >> and the cubs have finally won it all! >> reporter: -- the cubs won the world series last november. and on monday, bartman received a cubs world series ring from the team. the cubs said while no gesture can fully lift the public burden he has endured for more than a decade, we felt it was important steve knows he has been and continues to be fully embraced by this organization. bartman was grateful for the
gift writing, i am relieved and hopeful that the saga of the 2003 foul ball incident surrounding my family and me is finally over. but get this, he put out a longer statement but this is the sentence that jumped out at me. he said, this is an important reminder for how we should treat each other in today's society. he said, remind folks to view sports as entertainment. folks, i know you love your team but this is a game and this guy should not have endured what he did. >> he wasn't the only one reaching over trying to get that ball. that being said how cool is it for the cubs to say what they did and to -- and what steve said as well, and we love sports, love it. you know, there's a reason why fans is short for fanatics. let's keep it in perspective. >> everybody take a beat. but if you don't have a rooting interest you have to admire what the cubs -- they did the right thing by this guy right now. maybe other people can close the chapter. >> it got bad for him. >> obviously so tough on him. where is he now? what happened? >> he fell off the map. this guy disappeared. his attorney has been speaking for him. he said he's gotten book deals,
opportunities, six-figure offers to do commercials. he just wants to go back to his life and be left alone. we really don't know. he's still working somewhere in the chicago area we believe but -- >> no public ring ceremony. >> won't be that, won't throw out a first pitch. not going to sing in the seventh inning stretch. you will not see this guy at all probably. >> not going to take him out to the ball game. >> we don't know if he's been back to wrigley or not. they won't say. >> thank you, t.j., as always. coming up, we have a health alert for you. the new research about the mysterious chronic fatigue syndrome and what may cause it. dr. ashton is here. and could your pet make $10,000 for each social media post? if so daisy is getting to work. secrets from some famous dogs. om some famous dogs. snoof crets from some famous dogs. t, just for a shot. but why go back there, when you can stay home... ...with neulasta onpro? strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection, which could lead to hospitalizations. in a key study, neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%... ...a 94% decrease.
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>> weren't we talking about yesterday male cleavage? we just saw a little bit. good morning, america. hope you're having a good tuesday morning. >> it is a very big day here all across the country because it is dogust. that's why i brought in my little guy lucas. he is a rescue from the north shore animal league so little lukas is here. it's a special anniversary for shelter days because you don't though when their birthday is. so this is their anniversary. we'll have more on that ahead. didn't you and -- >> ginger was walking around with a beautiful black lab this morning. >> oh, you know what ali said you cannot bring another one home. >> no, no, she wants me to bring another one home. i'm the one who said no. >> that's it. >> more on that coming up. first the top story in our morning rundown. after a series of denials white house sources have now revealed it was president trump himself who was behind his son's misleading explanation about that meeting with the russian lawyer. cecilia vega has the new details. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, good morning to you. the level of the president's involvement in that statement about the trump tower meeting was not known until now.
the statement dictated by the president ultimately was found to be misleading. it said that the meeting was about russian adoptions, not about the campaign but we later learned that donald trump jr. took that meeting after being promised dirt on hillary clinton. now, "the washington post" says that some in the president's circle wanted that statement to be truthful but that the president ignored that. his lawyers are now calling this report inaccurate but you know, this bombshell is not the only one here this morning. of course, this falls on the heels of communications director anthony scaramucci's ouster after just 11 days on the job. his departure abrupt came right after the new chief of staff john kelly was sworn in and, george, we are hearing that the president was not at all happy, especially about anthony scaramucci's interview he gave to "the new yorker." you will remember, and robin, you will remember that interview was profanity laced and used
language we cannot repeat here on television, robin. >> no, we cannot. all right. it's just too tuesday. cecilia, thank you. now to the other top story in our morning rundown, thousands losing power as tropical depression emily lashes florida prompting a state of emergency. gio benitez is there. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning. listen, emily really caught people by surprise developing quickly off florida's gulf coast. it is offshore but hook at this video. this really brought the wind and the rain, a tractor trailer was left dangling over a highway overpass. strong wind and rains sending it over a guardrail in tampa. officials shutting down bridges because of the 45 mile per hour winds. down in ft. myers part of a hotel's roof was ripped off and the coast guard rescuing two brothers hanging on to a navigation light. their boat sinking in the bay. florida's governor declaring a state of emergency across 31 counties and the concern right now, rip currents all along florida's eastern coastline. robin. >> got to watch out for those
rip currents. you're right about that, gio. coming up that health alert. what may be causing chronic fatigue syndrome and how to manage it. dr. ashton is here. a "bachelorette" exclusive. rachel tells us what she was thinking behind the scenes for the "men tell all" show. lara, who do you have upstairs? >> i'm here with lucy and a bunch of famous pups celebrating a special holiday just for rescues today and also going to reveal how your pet can make big money for you on social media so stay with us. we have a great audience. come on up. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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michael is away. he had a slight injury. he's going to be okay. he's fine. he's going to be great but -- >> i was wondering where is my pal. he loves dogs. it's all about the dogs today. we love you, michael. >> get back here when you can. he's going to be okay. >> nothing to worry about. >> nothing to worry about at all. >> just to clarify. >> now producers are yelling at me in my ear. >> why are you -- >> welcome back to "gma," everybody. great to be with you on this tuesday. how about a little "pop news." >> let's get to it. a lot to talk about. good morning to you both and good morning to you. hollywood's favorite boston boys reteaming for a new television show called "city on a hill" of course, set in their beloved hometown. i'm talking about matt damon and ben affleck. they will be behind the cameras on this one though serving as executive producers on the series that was created by ben. the story follows an african-american district attorney from brooklyn who comes to boston to clean up corruption and racism with the help of an fbi veteran during
the time period known in history as the boston miracle. showtime has ordered the pilot. congratulations, guys. >> wow. >> the gentleman who is directing it whose name escapes me right now said that he could not put the script down. so very excited to see that. congra congrats, guys. also in "pop news" this morning, welcome back to the legendary carol burnett. she's coming back to tv, everybody. so excited to hear that. [ applause ] gave us the exclusive, robin. >> she did? >> carol getting in touch with her inner child starring in an unscripted comedy called "a little help with carol." it will be for netflix. i mean there's so much tv to watch. i'll never see you again. it'll feature a panel of chern who carol asks for advice on real world issues. >> she asks them. >> he does and they're very funny kids. they're casted between 4 and years old. so precocious. she's obviously a comedic genius.
it is a half-hour show, premieres next year again on netflix. and then also in "pop news" this morning, jeff bezos, the ceo of amazon and, oh, one of the richest people in the world. >> either one or two. >> he goes back and forth with -- >> bill gates. >> that's correct. he has a secret to success and let's just say it's a little cheesy. turns out bezos won't hold or attend a meeting where two pizzas cannot feed the entire group. it is all about productivity, not about his penchant for pizza. it is about revealing -- he reveals that he limits the amount of people who can attend to ensure that the gathering is efficient and orderly. two-pizza rule. two pizzas. the big cheese, bezos, he will only attend conferences with investors once a year and only for six hours. that is it. it's another way he slices out nonessential meetings. i thought that was interesting. >> very creative way of doing it. >> we talk all the time about being efficient. you heard it from the top. throw in some pizzas. throw in some pups.
get over here, amber and get over here, lisa. thank you. [ applause ] >> my little baby. this is my youngest. hi, amber. >> hey, amber. hi, lucas. a special delivery. see you later. so today is august 1st but around here we're calling it dogust 1st. it has been -- yeah. [ applause ] this is the official birthday for all rescue dogs and, robin, i know, george you know because we all have rescues. when you guys adopt -- >> where is my other mommy? come back here. come back, amber. >> did somebody give lucy a sedative? >> oh, you know lucy is always like that. >> she's like a small polar bear. so you know when you adopt a dog, george, you don't know when your dog was born, you don't know a lot about who they were so rescue agencies like our friends at north shore animal league of america make sure every rescue dog's life is
celebrated on this day, dogust 1st. it's just something for all of you to do to honor our rescue pets. and you know we have adorable rescues in the studio, all over the studio, waiting to celebrate their birthdays with you. >> okay. okay. >> all of those dogs you see are available. >> whoa. >> he's going insane. >> i have never seen him more active. >> again, lucy is still sleeping. she's staring at me too. if you happen to be in new york, north shore animal league america is holding an adoption event. columbus circle, first 20 dogs are totally free. we have a doggie birthday cake, dogust 1st. and -- i love that. >> he's cute. >> just to give equal time to all the gorgeous kitties out there in the world and cat lovers, we want you to know that the universal birthday for all rescue cats is catober 9th because of course cats have nine lives. so we'll get to you guys in
october, but today consider rescuing and happy birthday to all rescues. [ cheers and applause ] >> you're going to take lucas back? we'll talk more about -- >> just go around the block. >> who his favorite is? can you tell. thanks for that. but -- hey, lucy, hey. >> she seems to be awake. but barely. >> but we'll have a little bit more -- >> she's just shy. >> it's like -- it's like a fur lump in my lap. [ applause ] >> ah. we're going to have a little bit more a little bit later. yes. >> go. >> we'll turn to a "gma" health alert. there is a new study and it's shedding light on the mysterious medical condition chronic fatigue syndrome, uncovering a possible cause.
our senior health correspondent -- i'm sorry, i have lucas all in my mouth right now. i'm trying to get that. tell us about it. >> chronic fatigue syndrome, this is an unexplained very debilitating kind of syndrome that affects about a million americans every year. we don't have a good grasp on it. it causes really very severe fatigue and head to toe symptoms. headaches, brain fog, sore throat, exhaustion, muscle, joint pain and others and recently the institute of medicines suggested a rename. this is probably new. it was new to me. seid, systemic exertion intolerance disease so something that a lot of people are suffering. >> what more does this new research tell us? >> this research done out of stanford tried to see if there was some kind of advanced sign or marker, if you will, in patients suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and they did find these substances called cytokinds in the blood like a fingerprint you only see when a black light is shined upon it. they were pro-inflammatory markers and they did correlate with severity so the higher
these markers were in the blood work, the worst symptoms these patients had. >> of course, physically we know -- please -- that's not lucas, right? whenever i bring my dog to work always nervous. there are also some psychological issues as well. >> no question and this study validate what is these people have been suffering with. a lot of patients were chronic fatigue syndrome, they feel frustrated, they feel unheard. this psychologically and scientifically gives validation to what they're going through and sends the message not just at stanford but there are researchers working on this and we've heard you. we're trying to find a better understanding for it. sometimes patients don't walk in holding a sign that says, here's my diagnosis. it can be very elusive. >> you can really suffer from this and this have been so misunderstood. >> 100% and i think the key in managing these symptoms, take kind of a systematic approach and treat the worst symptoms first but it's a marathon, not a sprint. >> thank you so much, robin. we turn to bachelor nation. my co-host and i.
the men tell all episode, one of the most dramatic ever and they also tackled some important issues. abc's abbie boudreau went behind the scenes. >> reporter: the men are back and they aren't backing down. >> you're a joke, bro. >> so much whaboom. it should have been been just like whabye. >> you're looking to screw with other dudes. >> i wasn't as considerate as i should have been in a lot of ways. >> reporter: after battling it out they hug it out and the professional wrestler telling chris harrison he's going take the high road for his daughter. >> i have to be responsible and i just for myself but for the things i say and do because i have somebody who is -- she's looking at me. >> reporter: only to be shocked moments later when she surprises him on stage. >> come on out. [ applause ] >> i couldn't be more proud of
her for how eloquent and mean it just -- i'm a proud daddy. i can't lie. >> reporter: still the other guys not letting him off so easy confronting him over offensive tweets he posted before coming on to the show. >> didn't acknowledge to me and maybe i didn't hear it that what you said was racist. >> that tweet was racist and i denounce it. >> tonight was intense. >> if we all wake up tomorrow or go to work or whatever and we start having a dialogue about race, racial issues, racism, that's not such a bad thing. >> reporter: rachel taking her turn in the hot seat. >> this isn't awkward, is it? >> not at all. >> reporter: coming face-to-face with her most recent breakup, fan favorite dean, who she sent home after a rocky hometown date. >> i did l.you. like that was real. >> reporter: so going home, it was super emotional. >> had it not been for rachel or the whole process or experience i never would have been able to, i guess, understand myself and the dynamic i have with my family. >> reporter: and dean revealing he's moving on.
wishing his ex all the best. >> what do you want to say to rachel? >> i just hope you're happy. i can't wait to see who you end up with and i wish the best for you and your fiance. >> reporter: and if you happen to be on team dean, you'll be seeing a lot more of him on "bachelor in paradise." as for rachel she'll choose her last three guys in the three-hour finale next monday, guys. >> wow, three hours. okay. thank you, abbie. turn to our eat the best swap the rest. take a look at the bold trend popping up at restaurants all across the country, touted as a healthy meal. our becky worley tried it out and she joins us from san francisco with a reality check. hi, becky. >> good morning, george. bowls served warm or cold. a new way to combine leafy green, vegetables and grains but as you embrace the bowl trend as a commitment to healthy eating, make sure you know what's going into the bowl you choose. there's always something new in
healthy eating. right now, bowls. >> it's a huge trend. really what it is is, it could be greens, could be grains, could be toppings, a little dressing. >> it sounds so healthy. >> it can be healthy. if depends what you put in. >> reporter: let's take a look at some options. >> kfc has a bowl? >> this is fried chicken, melted cheese, potatoes and gravy. >> the kfc bowl has 25 grams of protein, 34 grams of fat, 81 grams of carbs and the sodium, 2,310 milligrams. that's massive. >> that's huge. this is almost the entire daily value for sodium. >> we found a few examples that loaded up the calories, sodium and fats like this make your own bowl. this has almost 900 calories in it. >> the calories are for sure coming from these candied nuts and these dried fruits with added sugar. >> reporter: but on the flip side look at this one, 15 grams
of protein, just 3 1/2 grams of fat, 44 grams of carbs and a low 170 milligrams of sodium. >> this when i see this is the kind of bowl that i want folks to reach up and get. >> reporter: look for bowls with clearly articulated nutritional info and steer away from heavy dressings and dried fruits and nuts. now let's talk acai bowls from jamba juice. >> the benefits of antioxidanta? >> reduction of heart disease and helps with decreasing inflammation throughout the body. >> reporter: but it's the frozen mix that gets maya's attention. >> this has 67 grams of sugar which is a lot of sugar in one sitting. >> reporter: jamba juice tells us the sugar content is natural from fruit and honey and they recommend this bowl as a nutritious meal while offering other options with lower natural sugar content. so while bowls can be healthy, it's not the dish you eat it in, it's what's in the dish.
we reached out to kfc but haven't gotten a response from them, george. >> and, becky, these plates here are right in front of me have tips. >> yeah, when it comes to portions, let's talk about leafy greens, the sky is the limit. same with nonstarchy vegetables but take a look at the items in front of you. the deck of cards, that's how much lean protein you should have, chicken, fish or tofu all chopped up. the egg, that's the portion size for grains like quinoa that you have and beans, finally, one ounce is the proper amount of cheese. that's the equivalent of a pair of dice. i'm rolling snake eyes, betting that i always overserve myself on that one. >> oh, no question about that. okay, becky, thanks very much. let's go outside to ginger. a great crowd, ashley from toledo, ohio, saying good morning to northern ohio but we also want to say it's time for your "gma" moment so we bring you the jack russell terrier that's helping water the plants. i love his face.
his name is malo and just doing the work. getting it done on a hot day. all right. good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco from "abc7 mornings." earlier sunshine and surging warmth today, poor air likely tuned tomorrow and watching a storm, it's just a threat for thursday right now. here's a look at our temperatures. no threats. it is going to happen. hot! 100s inland, 90s in the south bay to near 100, 80s and 90s in the north bay, until lakeport, near 100. 70s and 80s around the bay. my accuweather seven-day forecast, heat subsidededededede so you know today is dogust 1st. all of us have rescues so it's their official birthday and that brings us to the next piece. the secret to making your pet social media famous. dogs, cats, animals taking over the internet, right? >> bringing in thousands of dollars for each post, and we
set out to find out how. >> reporter: move over, kardashians. you have competition. they're called pet influencers, animals with big social media followings that partner with brands to promote products. >> they tend to resonate better with consumers. they reach everyone. >> reporter: some pet owners now making this a career like lonnie edwards who left behind her law career to start a dog agency, a talent management firm for social media famous pets, a move inspired by her own little superstar, 4-year-old chloe, the mini frenchy. >> what makes an animal connect. >> having a strong brand is about most importance. her themes are fashion, travel and food so the content is a human focus. >> reporter: edwards say all kinds of brands from makeup to vacuum cleaners are now seeing the value in animals with a large social media presence and reaching out to their owners. courtney dasher, an interior designer by trade now manages
the social accounts for tuna, her 7-year-old dog full time. >> we get inundated with requests from followers and businesses and so it takes up a lot of time to make sure you're managing the account well. >> reporter: the money is nothing to bark at. animals with followings in the thousands like chloe and toast of "toast meets world" fame bring in anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 per sponsored post. pets with information in the millions like tuna bring in $10,000 to $15,000 per sponsored post. some of your top dogs like jif, the most followed canine on instagram with 6.1 million followers and boo, the pomeranian, most liked dog on facebook with 17 million can also make money off of merchandise line, books, commercials and personal appearances netting six figures a year. some advice on how to create a great pet pic. one of her top tips,
play to their true qualities. dolce is ultimate family dog. there is her watching over a sleeping baby and if we're lucky, we could be on our way to 370,000,000 followers like this one here, toast. huge social media success. we should note -- >> look, man, you got to step it up. only 2,000 followers. little man lukas at -- no. all of these dogs, of course, are rescue dogs. they're from the ones that are being featured for the birthday. north shore animal league of america. this is from tony laruso. >> all right, so you guys, happy birthday again. we'll be back. idris elba.
good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." fire investigators are trying to find what sparked a fire at san rafael's dixie elementary school. thick clouds of black smoke poured from the roof of one of the buildings at the school yesterday afternoon. firefighters tell abc7 news hot tar was on the roof, and tar paper may have ignited this. there are four classrooms in that building, and there's some concerns this morning whether it will be ready for school, which opens in just a few weeks. let's talk about this morning. alexis, how's it look? >> we're definitely ramping up with about 40 issues on the board right now. looking at one of our many slow spots, westbound 80 traveling up towards the emeryville area towards the maze. stop-and-go traffic and a lot of yellow drive times. there's the stretch, 38 minutes in yellow, bay bridge 13 and southbound 101 san francisco to sfo also in the you're going to be hanging out in here. so if you need anything, text me. do you play?
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♪ we have as you can see, we have a new special guest here at the table, "the dark tower" star, idris elba. >> what's up? how are you? [ applause ] >> i want to be the new guy. the new anchor. >> yes. >> very comfortable when he sat down here. >> yeah. >> you got enough going on. >> i'm just not a morning guy. i'm too grumpy. >> that won't work. >> good morning, america. >> that would be a problem. congratulations on everything. also he's on the cover of "esquire" and "essence." >> yes. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> directing. >> yes, i did. i did. >> and starring in this one. kick boxer and you sing and everything. >> i don't sing. i rap. >> you rap. >> it's okay. >> we saw a little about that. how do you keep it all together? everything that you have going on. >> you know what, i'm thankful i have a great team that look after me and try to pull all my
pieces together but life is for living so i love being busy and doing things and i'm so fortunate, you know, making films is a great career but my deejaying, i love doing that. filmmaking is a natural progression. >> i love how life is for living. >> i want to ask about the "essence" but you mentioned deejaying. i didn't realize, like, you literally are at -- you deejay big events. i love that. >> all the time, baby. oh. hands in the air. [ applause ] >> look at you. life is more living. idris elba, a new show. >> definitely. >> before the acting? >> i was deejaying at 14 years old. it was my first, first job. my uncle got me into it. i used to deejay at weddings, you know, anybody need a wedding deejay? you know anybody? [ applause ] >> what's your favorite, how would you describe in three words your deejaying mantra, your feel? >> life is for living. no, i like getting people up.
someone called me an 'em path which means i can read emotions easily, and a deejay needs to be able to do that. you play one song to get all these people moving but i love it. been doing it since i was a kid. >> we love you in "the dark tower." i saw it yesterday. i know you saw it, as well. >> liked it? >> i loved it. >> you're not just saying that. >> no, i promise you. i don't like scary. matthew mcconaughey, that's a different matthew mcconaughey than i've ever seen. >> mean. >> stephen king's book, matthew was here yesterday. what was it like working on the film? >> really good. matthew and i only did two or three days together but we bonded. in fact, on the press tour we got to know each other a lot better. but he's a lovely guy. stephen king, you know, he needs a hug. i gave him a hug. he's a bit dark. >> a little bit. >> the man that writes that kind of story -- >> so brilliant. >> it was a good film. i enjoyed making it.
it's got lots of action in it and i learned how to be a gunslinger in it. that was kind of cool. >> from the heart. >> shoot from the heart. >> there you go. >> let's see. >> and all your visions, walter is here. >> yeah. >> in this place. >> yeah. >> cool. i'll keep it. >> i'll find you. [ cheers and applause ] >> very intense. >> thank you. >> look at those eyes. >> so you have a teenage daughter. you brought her to the premiere last night. >> yeah, she came to the premiere and her sister came. we had a great time. >> how was her review? >> she loved the movie. she thought i was funny. she never thinks i'm funny. she thought i was funny. that was nice. >> i don't though that would be the word i think -- >> there's a couple moments but you're just like -- >> grumpy. >> grumpy character. >> you were funny when you had scenes in "the office."
do you remember him from "the office"? now, that -- [ applause ] >> i loved that. >> we showed the pictures of you which were very lovely. and in the "essence" article you said that getting married again is off the table. so i'm asking for women everywhere, any chance you'll change your mind? [ applause ] >> that was not a proposal. >> no. >> i'm being a spokesperson. >> that's a spotlight on me like boom. love is eternal. you never know what might happen. you know what i'm saying. i don't know how to answer that question. >> you talked about it in the "essence" article. very clearly you just said it's not for you. >> i've been there. i've done that but you can never say never. >> because life is for living. >> there you go. [ applause ]
>> we get a list of proposed questions and among us look at them and see what we'll ask. george and i said we are not asking that. >> lara will ask that one. >> straight in there. i'll ask him. >> no, i didn't. i was like, i want to talk about deejaying. >> no, it's fine. >> always a joy to have you here. you are always are welcome even though you say you're not a morning person, you radiate. >> that's nice. >> idris elba, again. >> the movie is fantastic. >> must see and "the dark tower" hits theaters on friday. raven-symone is here sharing secrets about her show. you look good. you're good.
missouri. >> there >> there is that moment and we are back now on "good morning america" with sophia herself, the new miss teen usa, miss missouri, sophia dmin easy-heithoff. we are so happy to have you here, your first interview since being crowned. i know that big moment that happen, there has to be something special that goes on in your head. what was it? >> it was insane. i remember hearing missouri and thinking, missouri? oh, my goodness, that's me. but it was incredible and absolutely life changing. i'm so excited to be here. >> you've been an outspoken person for the disabled community. you have it within your family. what do you do with this platform now?
>> so, with being miss teen usa i would love to continue my advocacy work to improve the lives of adults with developmental disabilities especially down syndrome. my aunt joanne has down syndrome and i've grown up alongside her. and i would love to continue to work with this community and increase the access that they have to quality care. it's incredibly important that we remember this community and remember that they need our help and that it is important for us to work for them. >> well, you've got it. you've got the beauty and obviously the brains and now the platform. we are so happy that you're here with good morning. i'm meteorlogist mike nicco. a couple things to look at in your ten-hour day planner. it's a spare the air day, poor air quality. we'll see faster sunshine and warmer temperatures today. my accuweather seven-day forecast, that segment brought to you by sprint, lara, we'll head up on to you. thank you. we're here with raven-symone, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome back.
>> thank you. >> one of our favorite characters in disney's new "that's so raven" the spin-off "raven's home." it shows picks up ten years later with raven as a single mother. take a look. >> then we can watch a super scary movie. >> the scarier the better. >> you hate that stuff. >> no i, i don't. i was real sad when i lost that in the divorce. >> we'll do the whole weekend we were going to do with dad. >> i love it, yes! then no one will be sad. we're going to have a happy, super fun dad's weekend with special guest host, m to the o to the m to the o to the -- >> how much of that is improv? >> y'all got the wrong clip. y'all got the wrong clip. that's not even the clip you were supposed to say. i'm glad you enjoyed it though.
>> is that made up or choreographed. >> who know what is goes on in my head during tape day? i just know that sometimes you got to wiggle it out so the kids can laugh when there is a sad moment. >> how does that feel and why is this show in your opinion resonating so big time? i want to brag on you a little bit. already has record-breaking viewership numbers on the disney channel. >> we're excited to be where we are right now. [ applause ] you know, it's kind of like a nostalgia factor. there's so many shows that are rebooting themselves. you have the "will & grace" and "roseanne" and "fuller house" and i'm excited to be a part of that crew but when we sat down to really put the show together and work with kids, it was like, this is a different show all together. yes, you have the same characters, raven baxter and chelsea daniels, but we have three new -- four new kids and we are trying to set them off into a journey that is reminiscent of how i grew up but also within this generation. >> yeah. >> i think we're creating a new show altogether with familiar characters but it's a different show. >> speaking of nostalgia, can you hit it, people?
♪ "that's so raven" >> oh yeah, look at the whole audience going -- ♪ seriously >> what is it about -- even the adults. that's what i love. >> that theme song has cult status. >> it's called classic. i'll take it as a cult classic. and, you know, we have a new theme song and a new video for it. >> wait, hold on. hit it. ♪ it's crazy when things turn upside down ♪ >> it's funny because people are like are you trying to match the same one and we're not trying to match the old one. we are trying to again present a different style and present a different show because if you keep trying to chase the old you'll never really catch up with the new. people get mad when you do sequels and they're not up to par. we don't what to fall in that. >> this one certainly is. last i saw you you were in new york on "the view." how does it feel to be back? >> to be back in new york? >> back in the city. >> you know what, it feels good. ♪ it feels good >> living in l.a. again.
>> i want to take everybody from new york that i know and bring them to l.a. and keep the weather of l.a. i'm not even -- i'm sorry. >> it's doing pretty well but we have our moments. >> yeah, but we have greenery and mountains and like blue water, so i -- >> hey, hey. >> i'm sorry. i love you, though. that's rude. my bad. i enjoy myself here in new york. some nostalgic places i've visited and seen fantastic faces, so i'm happy. >> happy to be back acting though and not talking about current events? >> no, i'm excited just to be in the public and working around. i took a very long hiatus/retirement and finished -- well i didn't finish. my mama will make me go back and finish my bachelor's, but finally got my degree and so i'm feeling comfortable. >> so happy for you.
you've done so much and you're so young and doing it again. always good to see you. >> same to you. >> come back again. >> will do. >> check out "raven's home" with that killer theme song. it airs fridays p.m. on the disney channel. [ applause ] coming up, we have incredible inspiring step performers live. mers live. at ikea, we believe your perfect student deserves the perfect room for the perfect price. so she can afford to feel at home even when she's miles away. and you can help her feel bright, without breaking your budget. and... who's there? hey. a boy? you never told your dad and i about any...
when the step practice comes in, all of those things are erased out of their mind. >> those are the inspiring young women starring in the new documentary "step." you must see this. it's about a high school team in baltimore shedding a whole different light on baltimore. trying to win a championship, become the first in their families to go to college. great to have blessin, cori and tayla and the ladies here.
so exciting because it's going to be released on friday. you've had a chance to see it. the buzz about it, what are your emotions right now as everybody is about to learn more about your stories? >> we feel like champions. we feel like the world can get a different view, a different side of baltimore. something that's actually positive, uplifting and at the end of the day we agree that we received like -- triumphed. >> what i love about y'all -- yes, please, give it up. [ applause ] now which one of you was an introvert? >> maybe me. >> so how has this helped you and brought you out? >> oh, it's done a lot. so ever since middle school i was the quiet one, you know, always an academic extracurriculars but step helped me to open up and find creative outlet so i've seen a lot of growth in my confidence which i use on and offstage, for college that came in handy. many ways. >> i think that everybody is going to see a little bit of
themselves in all of you and in their neighborhoods. what is your hope that people get out ee softhin >> when they see this documentary i want people to be inspired and motivated to do whatever they want to do in life and with the help of my sisters and everyone here today i definitely can say i wouldn't be the person that i am today without them. so be accepting of people trying to support you and accepting tough love. >> accepting tough love. and blessin, i follow you on social media. and i love the posting that you had on instagram and i want to make sure i get this right. you said success is -- because first of all you are going to your second year of college. you said success is never owned. it's rented. rent is due every day. >> yes. [ applause ] >> so there is a young person who feels like, blessing, that they want to give up, what do you say to them?
>> i would say the great things don't come easy and you have to continue to work towards it because you fall down, you just have to get back up and you have to find that strength within you and continue to be resilient because you can do it. >> uh-huh and that's true. i know. [ applause ] there's going to be so much more about them on "nightline" and the movie comes out on friday. you must see it. and to describe stepping as what you said, making music with your bodies. >> with our bodies. >> can we get a taste? a little performance on "gma." >> yes, let's do it. >> let's do it. [ applause ] ♪ you may know one thing that is for sure ♪ ♪ that the lethal ladies are the ones you can't resist ♪ ♪ sister and repeat you ask and you mess with me ♪ ♪ we dance with soul we step with pride we ladies till the day we die ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
[ cheers ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] "step: the movie" will be in theaters on friday, august 4th. ♪ thank you, thank you you're far too kind ♪ ♪ you're always thinking of us we're always on your mind ♪ ♪ we love it we love it it's like we're celebrities ♪ ♪ you know we can't be beat so take a seat in the stands ♪ ♪ you are now our number one fan ♪ [ cheers and applause ] you're going to be hanging out in here. so if you need anything, text me. do you play? ♪ ♪
onerepublic takes center stage in central park in the concert event. and celebrating true rock superstars gone too soon. chris cornell, linkin park's chester bennington, friday, onerepublic on "good morning america." presented by king's hawaiian. ♪ because i'm happy "good morning america" is brought to you by geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. [ applause ] >> we certainly are happy. thank you to these beautiful steppers. you can learn more about them tonight on "nightline" and their fabulous documentary "step" comes out on friday.
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mornings." let's get our forecast from mike nicco. hi, mike. >> hey, reggie! hey, everybody. let's talk those temperatures. 72 in san francisco, 79 oakland, but look at the 90s in the north bay and south bay and the 100s in the east bay. so take it easy today and tomorrow. it's a spare the air day also. coliseum tonight, 7:05 first pitch, 71, dropping down to 63 as the bay bridge series continues. my accuweather seven-day forecast, more of the same tomorrow, a slight chance of a thunderstorm thursday and then cooler by the weekend. >> all right, taking a look at the roads, we've got a lot of bright sunshine out there, so grab those sunglasses on the way out the door. we've got typical delays through the bay bridge toll plaza, maybe a little slower than the last few weekday commutes. no delays southbound 101 from the north bay but some slight delays there, 580 out of castro valley and northbound 101 through san jose. >> thanks, mike and alexis. time now for "live with kelly & ryan." we'll be back at 11:00 >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!"
today from the film "the dark tower," idris elba. and from "wind river," actress elizabeth olsen. and, it's a brand-new look for a brand-new model california as we continue the summer selfie makeovers. plus, "dancing with the stars" host carrie ann joins ryan at the cohost desk. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, ryan seacrest and carrie ann!